The Briton Martin Burton and two companions, Geoff Sommers
and Ronny Finsaas, a Norwegian with a great deal of experience
in sail-powered skiing) will be attempting the route
from the South Pole to Hercules Inlet
(approximately 30 km from Patriot Hills).
They will be using the classic technique of hauling a sledge
and traction sails. The estimated time
for the trek is around forty days.
There is a humanitarian aim to this expedition: to raise
funds to help sufferers of Lupus through
the St Thomas' Lupus Trust at St Thomas's Hospital in London.
(visit St Thomas' Lupus Trust website)